Don’t let an unforeseen data breach threaten the future of your business. Keep your network hazard-free with help from Virtual-Q.
As a business executive, you’re prepared for various threats that might impact your company—natural disasters, lawsuits, property loss, and plunging profits. The biggest danger that you may not be prepared for, however, is a data breach. Unless you have $3.86 million to spare, it’s time to ramp up your cybersecurity efforts with intrusion detection and prevention systems from Virtual-Q, located in Houston.
Technology is everywhere in the business world, and for good reason. It speeds up processes that used to take five times as long, and it gives you the ability to get work done from any location at any time. You use your network for nearly every aspect of your business operations, from collecting client data to creating invoices. However, with great convenience comes great risk.
You may not think about everything that could go wrong each time an employee logs on to your network, but your business is exposed to countless cybersecurity risks every day. Hackers can find security vulnerabilities you didn’t know existed, and even the most tech-savvy employees can fall victim to an email ridden with ransomware. If you add outdated software and hardware into the mix, your network is a disaster waiting to happen.
Although you can never anticipate every security threat your business may face, you can identify and prevent potential attacks using a security monitoring service. Like a home security system, Virtual-Q’s intrusion detection and prevention systems track data from various locations, including software systems, applications, and firewalls, to identify suspicious behavior. Once a threat is flagged, one of our security experts investigates and blocks the attack from occurring.
Ransomware attacks are incredibly damaging and equally challenging to catch. Cybercriminals often disguise ransomware in emails and websites that appear legitimate before prompting your employees to click on a malicious link. Once the ransomware file enters your network, the cybercriminal will hold your network “hostage” until you pay a ransom, which is usually in the six-figure range.
At Virtual-Q, our cybersecurity experts remotely monitor your network 24/7 and are trained to identify every red flag, no matter how small. If we see a potential threat, such as unusual incoming traffic, we immediately investigate before implementing intrusion prevention.
Detecting a potential security threat is pointless if you don’t have a way to prevent the threat from entering your network. Ransomware detection is usually a passive process in which our detection system logs data and flags suspicious activity; intrusion prevention is an active process in which our systems and employees work together to block threats.
Our intelligent intrusion prevention system (IPS) often blocks attacks from occurring with no intervention from an administrator. However, if our system flags a major threat, it automatically notifies an administrator so they can intervene. Experienced Virtual-Q employees monitor our systems around the clock to ensure no threat goes unseen.
Schedule a comprehensive risk assessment to see if your private data is at risk.
Even the most secure networks sometimes experience security incidents. Cybercriminals are getting better every day at pinpointing minuscule entry points to your network, which means a network that was ironclad yesterday may be at risk today. When an incident occurs, it’s critical to follow a response and recovery plan that minimizes the damage.
If you’ve spent years using your unprotected network without incident, you may be wondering: Do I really need an incident response plan? The answer is yes—just because you haven’t experienced a network security breach yet doesn’t mean it will never happen, and the aftermath could be devastating. By having a response and recovery plan in place, you can reduce the chances of losing your business in the wake of an attack.
Creating an incident response plan is no easy task. You have to detail every step your business will take if an attack occurs, delegate roles and responsibilities to each member of your staff, and determine how to recover your systems. If you’re not sure where to start, Virtual-Q can take charge of your incident response process.
At Virtual-Q, we provide the following services to help your business respond to a cyberattack:
- Employee education: Our security experts train your employees on how to identify potential threats and what to do in the aftermath of a breach. When employees know what to do after a cyberattack occurs, they can help minimize future damage and get your network back under control.
- Network monitoring: When an attack occurs, we use our intrusion detection and prevention systems to immediately determine how and where the breach happened before securing your system against a future event.
- Recovery: At Virtual-Q, we deploy virtual desktops to our clients during downtime after a cyberattack. While we take steps to restore your network, you can continue working from any device using our Q desktop.
At Virtual-Q, we know how devastating cyberattacks can be. We have been called on time and time again to pick up the pieces after a security breach occurred, and we know from firsthand experience that the best way to handle cyberattacks is to prevent them from happening in the first place.
Take the first step in protecting your data by scheduling a cybersecurity risk assessment today. After identifying weak points in your network security, we can give you custom recommendations and formulate a foolproof cybersecurity plan. Instead of worrying about your financial future, you can focus on running your business while we keep your data safe.
A cybersecurity attack doesn’t have to be inevitable. Keep your network safe and secure by becoming a Q Security partner.